XXX

XXX

Vin Diesel
Director: Rob Cohen Cast: Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
, Asia Argento
Asia Argento
, Marton Csokas
Marton Csokas
Rob Cohen

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Overview

If any movie was made for DVD, XXX, a video game disguised as a film, is the one. And what a DVD! Though it could easily have been a two-disc set, Columbia Pictures opted for a single platter, but loaded it up. To begin with is an exceptional 40-minute documentary called "A Filmmaker's Diary," covering everything from pre- to post-production. Beyond this are three more featurettes on the vehicles, Vin Diesel, and the world of XXX. The final featurette is a pathetic promotional piece for Pontiac's GTO. This is nothing more than a commercial for their upcoming car and has little to do with the movie. Along with that is a brief section on some visual effects for the avalanche scene. The shots are silent so the optional commentary by Joel Hynek of Digital Domain is almost necessary. In addition are ten deleted scenes with optional director's commentary, a music video from Gavin Rossdale for "Adrenaline," some filmographies, and the theatrical trailer for this film, plus trailers for Anger Management and Darkness Falls. If that wasn't enough, director Rob Cohen provides a scene-specific commentary that is really interesting and never dull. While the supplements are outstanding, the image and sound equal them in every way. Possibly even better than the image is the sound. The 5.1 Dolby Digital track (a DTS would have equally rocked, but isn't offered) is loud, loud, and loud. Dialogue is surprising not obscured, but this track is alive throughout the film. Surrounds are aggressive and used at just the right moments for wonderful effect. Finally, the image is framed at 2.35:1 and, of course, anamorphic. A pan and scan version is available separately, but with this type of film, any cut in picture size would ruin the effect. It's reference quality all the way. Detail is solid, and the darker scenes show no sign of breakdown. Would anything less be expected anymore? Certainly not. Colors are equally strong, with a subdued saturation that mimics the theatrical print perfectly. The critics tended to hate this film, but if you want action, and you want an exceptional DVD to go along with it, go no further than XXX.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/31/2002
UPC: 0043396082939
Original Release: 2002
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 15,833

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Director's commentary; "A Filmmaker's Diary" documentary; "Diesel Powered" featurette; "Building Speed: The Vehicles of XXX" featurette; "Designing the World of XXX" featurette; "The GTO is Back" featurette; 11deleted scenes with optional director commentary; Visual effects "how-to's"; Scene deconstructions (multi-angle); Storyboard comparisons; Music video: "Adrenaline" by Gavin Rossdale; DVD-ROM extras: Screenplay, Agent Shavers' GTO manual, web links; Filmographies; Animated interactive menus; Motion scene selection

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vin Diesel Xander "XXX" Cage
Asia Argento Yelena
Marton Csokas Yorgi
Samuel L. Jackson Agent Gibbons
Danny Trejo El Jefe
Michael Roof Toby Lee Shavers
Tom Everett Sen. Dick Hotchkiss
Richy Müller Milan Sova
Werner Daehn Kirill
Eve J.J.
Leila Arcieri Jordan King
Rick Thorne Caddy Passenger
William Hope Agent Roger Donnan
Mike Vallely Skater
Jason Ellis Van Video Shooter
Brian Deegan Extreme Guy
Colin McKay Van Driver
Tony Hawk Caddy Driver
Mat Hoffman Extreme Guy
Rob Wells Xander's Friend
Carey Hart Caddy Passenger
Martin Barta Male Opera Singer
Martina Bauerova Female Opera Singer
Rammstein Themselves
Orbital Themselves
David Asman Agent Polk
Vitezsalv Bouchner Head Technician
Teejay Boyce Bimbo Intern
Joe Bucaro Virg
Armando Cantina Field Worker
Vaclav Chalupa Nervous Hacker
Alena Cihalikova Xander's Bedroom Dancer
Esteban Cueto Gold Tooth Narco
Mike Escamilla Ramp Truck Passenger
Jan Filipensky Viktor
Chris Gann T.J.
Tanner Gill Trucker
Mary-Pat Green Waitress
Thomas Ian Griffith Agent Jim McGrath
Martin Hub Ivan Podrov
Petr Jákl Kolya
Roman Matrka Czech Agent
Ted Maynard James Tannick
Joshua Montero Child Field Worker
F. Valentino Morales Short Order Cook/NSA Agent
Michal Muller Zither Player
Ivo Niederle Head Chemist
Lubos Pospisil Czech Major
Ivan Rueda Child Field Worker
Martina Smukova Female Czech Cop
Leonard Thomas NSA Agent
Radek Tomecka Ivan Pedgrag
Marek Vasut Czech General
Scott Waugh Stock Broker
Rich Wilkes Tall Guy

Technical Credits
Rob Cohen Director
Creighton Bellinger Co-producer
Brian Bettwy Asst. Director
Nancy Bishop Casting
Gavin Bocquet Production Designer
Hallie D'Amore Makeup Special Effects
Derek Dauchy Co-producer
Vin Diesel Executive Producer
Kate Dowd Casting
Randy Edelman Score Composer
John Frazier Special Effects Supervisor
Todd Garner Executive Producer
Michelle Glass Associate Producer
Jim Halty Stunts
Phil Harvey Art Director
Sanja Milkovic Hays Costumes/Costume Designer
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Jindrich Koci Art Director
Ronna Kress Casting
Chris Lebenzon Editor
Michael Glass Asst. Director
David Minkowski Associate Producer
Neal H. Moritz Producer
Joel Negron Editor
Kathy Nelson Musical Direction/Supervision
Paul Rubell Editor
Arne Schmidt Executive Producer
Dean Semler Cinematographer
Bruce Stambler Sound/Sound Designer
Matthew Stillman Associate Producer
Rich Wilkes Screenwriter
George Zakk Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start
2. Agent Augustus Gibbons
3. Xander's Little Bridge Stunt
4. Surprise Party
5. The Diner Test
6. El Jefe
7. Fuerza Aerea Colombiana Strike
8. Hell on Wheels
9. Xander's Lucky Day
10. Milan Sova
11. Anarchy 99
12. Agent Toby Lee Shavers
13. $1.2 Million Car Order
14. "Technologicque Park"
15. Tucking Xander Into Bed
16. Lunch With a Secret Agent
17. The Kirill Kill
18. Ahab
19. Silent Night
20. Fire in the Hole!
21. "I Switched Sides"
22. Taking Out the Communications Tower
23. Saved by the Prague Police
24. No Smoking Allowed
25. Wipe Out
26. Going Straight Through
27. Dropping in on Ahab
28. "Welcome to the Xander Zone!"

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